IEP Chandigarh, October 15
Haryana bagging the top position in the category of big states in the Public Affairs Index, 2022 has yet again proved how the State under the guidance of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi and the dynamic leadership of Sh. Manohar Lal is constantly achieving new heights.
In this report, Haryana has been at the forefront in social justice, economic justice and political justice themes. Haryana has topped among the major states with a score of 0.6948, followed by Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Karnataka among many other states.
The Chief Minister has expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for this achievement and said that it is only because of his guidance that the state has been able to achieve this feat.
Under the leadership of the Prime Minister, a comprehensive and positive change has taken place in every field in the country and the state, added Sh. Manohar Lal.
In PAI-2022, Sikkim has retained its position as the best-governed small state in India. The 7th edition of Public Affairs Index, 2022, prepared by Bengaluru-based not-for-profit think tank Public Affairs Center (PAC), was released on Friday. In this report, Economic justice was measured on indicators such as Labour Productivity Assurance of standard of living to wage workers, Public expenditure on development, Coverage of social safety Net, and Employment Opportunities.
Political Justice was measured on indicators such as Functional devolution to rural and urban local bodies, Commitment to independent financial devolution to local bodies, Incidence of crime Efficiency of police in mobilising case related evidence, Redress for undertrial population.
Similarly, Social Justice was measured on indicators such as Learning outcomes for school-goers, Safe drinking water and sanitation coverage, Early Childhood Development outcomes, Ease of logistics and trade, Regularity and reliability of power supply.
Director, Public Affairs Center (PAC), G. Gurucharan said the report has been prepared transparently and fairly. He said that in the report, the states have been divided into two categories – large and small, and the assessment was done based on central government data. Union Territories are not part of the report.
Haryana has emerged as the best-governed state among the 18 big states, while Sikkim has topped in the category of the 10 smaller states. He said that in PAI 2022 the analysis of governance experiences a shift from the framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to a Constitutionally enshrined principle of justice.
Notably, under the able leadership of Sh. Manohar Lal, the State Government is constantly making plans for the upliftment of the last mile citizen while upholding the spirit of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s Aantyodaya philosophy and following the basic mantra of Haryana Ek – Haryanvi Ek.
The Chief Minister firmly believes the government is making dedicated efforts to bring those at the bottom of the pyramid into the mainstream. Through Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Utthan Yojana, benefits are being ensured to every Antyodaya family.
In Haryana, now people do not have to make rounds of the government offices to take benefits of the schemes, people are getting the benefits of most of the schemes at their doorsteps.
Haryana Chief Minister has congratulated everyone for achieving this feat. He also congratulated the officers and employees for ensuring the proper implementation of the welfare schemes of the government. He said that under the leadership and guidance of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, the double-engine government at the Center and in the State is vigorously moving and fulfilling the dreams of the common man with the spirit of Antyodaya. Today, every section of society is getting the benefit of the government’s welfare schemes without any discrimination.